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The Best Golf Movies Of All-Time

“What are the best movies about Golf?” We looked at 45 of the top Golf films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 20 films, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Golf” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 25 movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 20 Golf Movies



20 .) Dorf on Golf 

 Dorf on Golf Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker

Dorf on Golf is a 1987 comedy film starring Tim Conway, Vincent Schiavelli and Michele Smith. The film is the first in a series of eight films released by Conway using the Dorf sporting theme. The film had a total cast of three.

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19 .) From The Rough 

 From The Rough Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • Sports In Movies

The coach of a women’s swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school’s men’s golf team.

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18 .) Goldfinger 

 Goldfinger Lists It Appears On:

  • Golf
  • High Meadows Country Club

Special agent 007 comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox — and obliterate the world’s economy.

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17 .) Golf in the Kingdom 

 Golf in the Kingdom Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker

In 1956, American philosophy student Michael Murphy is on his way to an ashram in India when he stops off in Scotland for one last game of golf. He meets a spirited pro who teaches him about golf and life, and how the two are beautifully intertwined.

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16 .) Miracle On The 17th Green

 Miracle On The 17th Green Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • Sports In Movies

A 50 year old adman (Robert Urich) loses his job. Rather than facing trying to find a new job, he decides to try to make it on the senior golf tour. This causes him to neglect his wife (Meredith Baxter) and family.

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15 .) Stripes

 Stripes Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.

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14 .) Tommy’s Honour

 Tommy’s Honour Lists It Appears On:

  • Empire Online
  • Thought Co.

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy’s Honor – an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

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13 .) Caddyshack II (1988)

 Caddyshack II (1988) Lists It Appears On:

  • American Golf
  • CBS Sports
  • Golf City
  • IB Times
  • Sports In Movies

When a crass new-money tycoon’s membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

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12 .) Follow The Sun

 Follow The Sun Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • Golf Advisor
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • Thought Co.

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.

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11 .) Pat and Mike (1952)

 Pat and Mike (1952) Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • CNN
  • Golf Over Night
  • IMDB 2
  • Sports In Movies
  • The 42
  • Thought Co.

Pat Pemberton (Hepburn) is a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiancé is around. The ladies golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she cannot give up on herself that easily. She enlists the help of Mike Conovan (Tracy), a slightly shady sports promoter. Together they face mobsters, a jealous boxer (Aldo Ray), and a growing mutual attraction.

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10 .) The Caddy

 The Caddy Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • Empire Online
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • Thought Co.

The origin of Anthony and Miller, a wildly successful comedy team, can be traced back several years to Harvey Miller’s stage fright on the golf links. Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his one right, Miller is too nervous to golf in front of a gallery. He becomes coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend’s brother, who must convince his fisherman father that hitting a little ball into a hole can be more lucrative than trawling the Pacific Ocean. While on the PGA tour, their natural comedic abilities are recognized by a shrewd agent who senses their talent and potential, and a new comedy team is born.

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9 .) A Gentleman’s Game (2001)

 A Gentleman’s Game (2001) Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • Golf Advisor
  • Golf City
  • Golf Over Night
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies

A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.

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8 .) Dead Solid Perfect (1998)

 Dead Solid Perfect (1998) Lists It Appears On:

  • Empire Online
  • Golf Advisor
  • Golf City
  • Golf Over Night
  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • Thought Co.

A second-string pro golfer desperate for his shot at success tours the country.

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7 .) Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

 Seven Days in Utopia (2011) Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • Decider
  • Empire Online
  • Golf City
  • Golf Over Night
  • Huffington Post
  • IMDB 2
  • Sports In Movies

Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas — where he’s left stranded after blowing his pro debut.

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6 .) Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius (2004)

 Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius (2004) Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • Empire Online
  • Golf City
  • Golf Over Night
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • Thought Co.

The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.

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5 .) The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

 The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) Lists It Appears On:

  • American Golf
  • CBS Sports
  • CNN
  • Decider
  • Deer Creek Florida
  • Empire Online
  • Golf Now
  • Golf Over Night
  • GQ Magazine
  • High Meadows Country Club
  • Huffington Post
  • IB Times
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • PGA
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • The 42
  • The Big Lead
  • Thought Co.

A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

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4 .) Happy Gilmore (1996)

 Happy Gilmore (1996) Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • CNN
  • Decider
  • Deer Creek Florida
  • Empire Online
  • Golf
  • Golf Advisor
  • Golf City
  • Golf Now
  • Golf Over Night
  • GQ Magazine
  • Huffington Post
  • IB Times
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • PGA
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • The 42
  • The Big Lead
  • Thought Co.

Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore — whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin — is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny’s house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an attractive tour publicist tries to soften Happy’s image.

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3 .) The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

 The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) Lists It Appears On:

  • American Golf
  • CBS Sports
  • CNN
  • Deer Creek Florida
  • Empire Online
  • Golf
  • Golf Advisor
  • Golf City
  • Golf Now
  • Golf Over Night
  • GQ Magazine
  • High Meadows Country Club
  • Huffington Post
  • IB Times
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • PGA
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • The 42
  • The Big Lead
  • Thought Co.

World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious caddy Bagger Vance.

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2 .) Caddyshack (1980)

 Caddyshack (1980) Lists It Appears On:

  • American Golf
  • CBS Sports
  • CNN
  • Decider
  • Deer Creek Florida
  • Empire Online
  • Golf
  • Golf City
  • Golf Now
  • Golf Over Night
  • GQ Magazine
  • High Meadows Country Club
  • Huffington Post
  • IB Times
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • PGA
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • The 42
  • The Big Lead
  • Thought Co.

At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, and then the caddy golf tournament which Smails sponsors.

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1 .) Tin Cup (1996)

 Tin Cup (1996) Lists It Appears On:

  • CBS Sports
  • CNN
  • Decider
  • Deer Creek Florida
  • Empire Online
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Golf Advisor
  • Golf City
  • Golf Now
  • Golf Over Night
  • GQ Magazine
  • High Meadows Country Club
  • Huffington Post
  • IB Times
  • IMDB 2
  • PGA
  • Ranker
  • Sports In Movies
  • The Big Lead
  • Thought Co.

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival’s girlfriend.

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The 25 Additional Best Movies About Golfing



 

# Movie Lists
(Films Appear On 1 List Each)
21 Banning Sports In Movies
22 Becoming Redwood Sports In Movies
23 Birdie & Bogey Sports In Movies
24 Boot Ranch Golf Advisor
25 Deerwood Club Golf Advisor
26 Den ofrivillige golfaren (The Accidental Golfer) Sports In Movies
27 Fairway to Heaven Sports In Movies
28 Falling Down Golf Advisor
29 Golf Punks Sports In Movies
30 Greatest Game Ever Played (2005 Golf City
31 Hole in One CBS Sports
32 Kingwood (Texas) Country Club Golf Advisor
33 Lost in Translation Golf
34 Par 6 Sports In Movies
35 Reversal of Fortune Sports In Movies
36 Riviera Country Club Golf Advisor
37 Space Jam Golf
38 Stoke Park Golf Advisor
39 Stroke of Genius Huffington Post
40 The Foursome CBS Sports
41 The Short Game Huffington Post
42 The Tiger Woods Story Sports In Movies
43 Tubac Golf Resort Golf Advisor
44 West of Broadway Sports In Movies
45 Who’s Your Caddy? (2007) The 42


23 Best Golf Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
American Golf The 5 Best Golf Movies – American Golf Corporation
CBS Sports Every golf movie that matters, ranked – CBSSports.com
CNN Caddyshack, Tin Cup and Happy Gilmore: Best golf films – CNN
Decider The 5 Greatest Golf Flicks | Decider
Deer Creek Florida The Top 5 Golf Movies of All Time | Deer Creek Golf Club
Empire Online The 10 best golf movies, Feature | Movies – Empire
Golf The ten best golf scenes in movies – Golf Australia
Golf Advisor A golfer’s favorite movies: From ‘Caddyshack’ to ‘Tin Cup’ to ‘The …
Golf City Top 10 Golf Movies of All Time – Golficity
Golf Now The 5 Greatest Golf Movies of All Time – Golf Blog, Golf Articles …
Golf Over Night Top 10 Best Golf Movies of All Time – Golf overnight
GQ Magazine Five best golf movies of all time | British GQ
High Meadows Country Club Hollywood’s Take on Golf: Movies to Get You Through the Winter …
Huffington Post Hollywood Golf Lessons: What American Golf Movies Teach Us About …
IB Times Golfer’s Day 2018: 6 Best Golf Movies To Watch In Celebration
IMDB The Best Golf Movies – IMDb
IMDB 2 Top 10 Golf Movies – IMDb
PGA Ranking the 5 best golf movies | PGA.com
Ranker Golf Movies | Best Golf Films List – Ranker
Sports In Movies Best Golf Movies : Top Golf Movies : Official Poll by Sports Movies Guide
The 42 Open season: The 6 best golf movies ever · The42
The Big Lead 5 Best Golf Movies of All-Time | The Big Lead
Thought Co. Best Golf Movies (Top 11 of All-Time) – ThoughtCo

 

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